MAM - Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Chiloé Museum of Modern Art (MAM Chiloé) exists since 1988 as an independent Art Territory in the Big Island of Chiloe, in the South of Chile. The mission of the Museum is the diffusion of contemporary art in each and every possible manifestation.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Collective and individual artists international announcement

Museum provides areas dedicated exclusively to Artist’s Residence and workshops, which have been reactivated during 2012, thanks to support given by the National Culture and Arts Council’s Cultural Organizations Strengthening Program.

Amenities: Boarding House + Workshop.
Equipment: Bedrooms, separate bathroom, kitchen, common spaces and large working places. Basic services, heating and Internet connection.
Price: $15.000 pesos (US$27) per person daily / As MAM is an independent and non-subsidised space, it is not economically possible to finance residences, hostels or expenses related to the experience (materials, cargo, mounting, etc)
Application: Online Form

Open to all discipline artists, through an on-line form in our website. The MAM gives the accepted projects an official invitation letter to support the financial and cultural formalities of the artists.

We offer an isolated place in the middle of the green with a great view. Simple architecture. Not noisy, in the city\´s edge between rural and urban. Like you were renting a cabin in the woods. You\´ll have to handle almost everything by yourselves.

Location is in Castro, capital city of the island located right in a middle of it and close to many different attractions that conform the island\´s heritage; exceptional landscape places in the archipelago, cultural heritage ( traditional old wooden houses and world heritage churches, boat construction sites, etc) Traditional festivals and a vibrant community very proud of belonging to the place.

Residency can be taken anytime in the year. If willing to participate in cultural traditional events that happens around the islands, sightseeing and enjoy beaches, best is from December to March. If wanting absolute isolation, rain and deep winter sensation, from May to September is best.

Artist would come to our residence because; It\´s in the Patagonia and it is the southern place they will find to do so in the world; It is not a hostel kind but expecting them to be adults and not be restricted by other\´ presence. It is a place where you have to control yourself. The surroundings and the whole island\´s traditions and special mythology is very inspiring.

We are a group of passionate for contemporary arts people, who have committed to create this place (and have kept it working for 25 years without any economical reward at all). Our aim is that of the artist being in the right place, at the right time but not necessarily having all what he/she is used to have. The staying here will definitely become a challenge. Maybe the painter will end up writing, or writer singing, who knows?

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • mixed disciplines
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Other

Nonprofit organization

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners
  • Other

children not allowed

Grants available

The MAM gives the accepted projects an official invitation letter to support the financial and cultural formalities of the artists.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

Working on a Contemporary Art Project

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Suburbin the city\´s edge between rural and urban

  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • We have at the artist\´s disposition some basic tools like hammers and saws, but be willing to help to get whatever they may need, if possible to get in the island. There is a connection to internet (with a USB stick), a Laptop and a black and whit
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Transporte público: Para llegar al MAM desde la Plaza de Castro, tomar un taxi colectivo de letrero color naranja y pedir que te lleven al MAM, en el Parque Municipal de Castro. / En bus (buses pequeños o taxibus), es el n° 1 de la única línea, llegarán cerca del MAM y caminar algunos minutos hacia arriba.

By car

Caminando / Automóvil: A pié, caminar por la calle Galvarino Riveros recto hacia arriba, hasta llegar al Parque Municipal, desde la Plaza de Castro son 4 km aprox.

Nearest airport

Mocopulli Airport

Contact information

MAM - Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé
Parque Municipal de Castro s/n

Phone: 56 65 635454
Fax: 56 65 635454

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